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were we? >> reporter: we were here, just about to start again. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look. >> our challenges are great, but our will is greater. >> there is nothing wrong with america that cannot be cured by what is right with america. >> the united states will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors. >> all are equal. all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. >>> the presidential inauguration is getting under way right here on the capitol, and we have a front row seat. >> here on the national mall, people are staking out their spot to experience this moment in history. >> the sun rises on barack obama's second term. >> we gather because we have chosen hope over fear. unity over purpose. >> on this day, a public celebration of the presidency after a private oath the day before. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> on this capitol where so many battles have been fought and will be fought, political rivalries are
's ball. this is one of the two inaugural balls for president obama, and you see the first lady there, jennifer hudson is singing, and a nice dance. they've been dancing the last few minutes. it looks like they're just wrapping up. they got to this ball about 20 minutes ago. it's the commander in chief's ball, open to anyone in the military, of course with an invitation, it's open for you. let's listen in briefly to the president and the first lady. ♪ >> a wonderful day and an amazing evening for both of them, and it's been a long day for them. and from this commander in chief's ball head out to the gnawi inaugural ball, the second of the evening, and our own political analyst larry gerston will be at that ball. the inauguration of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >>
. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> a new term begins for president barack obama officially sworn in. big crowds already descending on the national mall for the build yn hupp to tomorrow's public ceremony and parade. good evening. i'm jim rosenfield. it's been a busy day in and around washington. rehearsals on the inauguration stage and parade preparations leading to gridlock downtown. more streets will be closed tomorrow, but crews blocked off pennsylvania avenue this morning to get ready for the inaugural parade. vice president joe biden took his official oath of office from supreme court justice sonia sotomayor at the naval observatory. soon after that he and the president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecas
. president obama the first to mention gay rights in his address >> >> stephanie: yahoo! >> that's all right. and the celebrate ory continued last night at the ball. advocates want to make sure they extend equal benefits to same-sex spousing. so far president obama has declined to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against lgbt employees. and with one case on prop 8 another on the defense of marriage act next month. there is one more big ball left tonight -- i just wanted to say that. [ giggling ] >> both the president and vice president will at ten tonight's staff ball which will include a performance by lady gaga. the man who lost to president obama is staying far away from washington, d.c. he is in la jolla, the first not to hold an elected d.c. spot at the time that would have made it logical for him to be in town. >> stephanie: poor loser. >> and it is the anniversary of roe v. wade. 70% of american believe the ruling should be upheld. this is the first time in ten years a majority has indicated support. we're back after the
on this day a new president must be sworn in so before noon in the blue room at the white house barack obama will take the oath of office in a small private ceremony. tomorrow the big public swearing in. coming up we'll talk to george stephanopoulos about how much the president can really get done in a second term. >> their money will be a bit more subdued han a four years ago. >> a little smaller. >>> also new details about the alleged mastermind behind the fake dead girlfriend hoax involving college football star manti te'o. was he involved and is he ever going to see anything like this before. >> a lot of eerie similarities between the life of the alleged hoaxster and the character. >>> you may have heard about the uproar over the stunning, shocking discovery that subway's footlong longs are sometimes shorter than advertised. ron claiborne is drawing up litigation as we speak. we were able to get an official response. wait till you hear how they are playing this one. >> food on set to test this out. but first new details are emerging about how the deadly stand off in algeria ended. a raid
, and the nation is gearing up for the big day on monday when president obama takes the public oath of office in front of hundreds of thousands, and if you're planning to watch it in person, bundle up. forecasters predicting the temperatures are in the mid-30s and expected to be breezy, as well. >> big news in the debt ceiling, the house gop considering on raising the debt limit. we'll bring you more details and the senate judiciary committee, patrick leahy announced he'll be taking up issues of gun violence and immigration in the new term. republicans and democrats recently announced senate committee assignments and we'll talk about that as well. this afternoon the president kicked off the national day of service volunteering at a school here in the d.c. area. tomorrow he will take the oath of office in a private ceremony at noon. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house. nbc news senior political editor mark murray standing by with new insight from the new nbc news wall street journal poll. let me start with you. for folks who may not get this, a lot of folks wondering why is the presiden
>>> good morning, america. inauguration day. we are live from washington, d.c., as president obama begins his second term. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> on this day of unity, tough fights loom on gun control, immigration and the national debt. 800,000 people set to watch the inauguration from the mall in front of the capital. as president obama reveals his vision for america. >>> also this morning, deep freeze. bitter cold moves across the midwest. and it's sending snow and bone-chilling temperatures. >>> manti te'o will speak out to katie couric this week, as we learn the mastermind behind the dating hoax may come forward. >>> and get ready for the bro bowl. the rival coaches are brothers. which team will their parents be rooting for? >>> and good morning, america, on this special day. and what a magnificent inauguration morning here in washington, for this celebration of our enduring democracy. you're looking live at the white house right now. the president -- and there's the capitol where the president is going to take the oath, and deliver his inaugural addre
a stuffed sausage in it. >> that's not true. good morning, everybody, president obama's second term cabinet shuffles today. he has to replace lou, and it looks like dennis mcdun na will be the next in line. mcdunna has worked on capitol hill as a foreign policy advisor to tom daschle and he served as a senior policy advisor on the 2008 campaign. he may be qualified for the spot, but he is another white male, which isn't going to go bar in quieting complaints that he is not bringing in enough adversity. ken salazar is also leaving, and that leaveings no latinos left. the president says we need to wait until all of his appointmentings are in place before passing judgment. an islamist group stormed a gas pumping station taking more than 44 workers hostage including three americans. now algearian forces have unleashed air strike on the station. they are unable to verify the report, the fighters reportedly storming the plant in retaliation. we're back after the break. ♪ hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're
: where he addressed the issue everyone in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, his second term officially began, as the president took the oath of office, in a private white house ceremony. >> so, help me, god. >> reporter: as michelle and daughter, malia, beamed, 11-year-old daughter, sasha, encouraged her dad. >> good job, dad. >> reporter: all weekend, workers have been preparing the capitol, the national mall, and the parade routes for the influx of spectators that descended upon washington to watch president obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration is, our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look at the future, he'll pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by dr. martin luther king jr. the president will celebrate at two inaugural balls, versus the ten held four years ago. even if there's less fan
in washington, d.c. president barack obama's second-term inauguration. we have a remarkable crowd here. some people coming as far as ireland to be with us. they're already drinking outside. >> it's very, very friendly crowd, i'll tell you that much. >> very friendly. >> now, as mandated by the constitution, the president was officially sworn in to office on january 20th, less than 24 hours ago. chief justice john roberts administered the oath during a private ceremony at the white house. unlike four years ago, they got it right this time on the first take. president obama's youngest daughter sasha offered her approval. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> thank you, sweetie. >> hey. thank you. >> good job, daddy. >> i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> so cute. >> didn't mess up. >> good girls. all right. so we've got the start of a new chapter for the 51-year-old president. >> you know, after a divided first four years in office, he starts anew. there's a lot of hope inside the white house and outside the whit
. >>> president obama admits his new push for sweeping gun control will be a tough fight. the lines are being drawn today. where the -- steve? >> that's right. both parties could be unified in this one, jim, on both sides. the key to a win, though, in this fight over guns seems to be the middle. democrats from states where guns are popular. delmarva, western maryland, west virginia, west virginia, those lawmakers are getting pressure from both sides. the vice president kicked off the public biden/obama campaign for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons. >> newtown has shocked the nation. the carnage on our streets is no longer able to be ignored. >> that's why we need a national approach. >> but key congressional democrats could oppose the is that. democratic laterer harry reid, who voted against 91994 assault weapons ban, said a new one can't pass congress. west virginia democratic senator joe manchin, after newtown, questioned the right to own assault weapons. now manchin says he's disappointed that the president did not recommend the creation of the national commission o
because the president is the president. anyway, take a look at the ad. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. >> yes, an elitist hypocrite who is the president. anyway his plan today will include calls for congressional action on an assault weapons ban, a limitation on the sale of high-capacity magazines, also taking a look at stronger, federal background checks for anyone who wants to buy a firearm. at the moment, senate democratic leadership seems split on whether or not we're going to get any action through congress. majority leader harry reid is skeptical we can get anything past republicans in the house but at the same time, minority whip steny hoyer is more optimistic. he's hopeful that perhaps his colleagues in the house will be more flexible after what happened at sandy hook elementary. we're back with more show after the break. show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i wa
know? >> reporter: jenna, good afternoon. white house officials are now saying president obama is receiving regular updates on this situation which remains as you say ongoing and sensetive. the numbers involved here have varied wildly with the latest from algeria's state news service now saying nearly 100 of 132 hostages seized have been freed. that word comes after algerian security forces launched a helicopter assault on the complex yesterday. 18 of the islamist militants have been reported killed. however there are reports two filipino hostages have died. earlier today britain's prime minister confirmed the death of one britain. he said london received no advance notice of the helicopter raid. >> when i spoke to the algerian prime minister later last night he told me this first operation was complete but this is a large and complex site and they are still pursuing terrorists and possibly some of the hostages in other areas of the site. the algerian prime minister has just told me this morning they're now looking at possible routes to resolve this crisis. >> reporter: the two
surrounding the inauguration. president obama's second inauguration. the term begins, began officially yesterday because he was officially sworn in on sunday. so we're watching the scene. this is of course the national cathedral in washington, d.c. the president is getting ready to attend the national prayer service. the vice president will be there of course as well. it is a tradition that dates all the way back to president george washington and it is also remarkable scene, bill, when you see everybody file into the national cathedral in washington. sort of the nation's church in many ways. we see so many official events here over the years. all of the former presidents in my memory have gathered there for different state funerals and different occasions. this morning we wait for president obama. and the first lady and vice president joe biden and dr. jill biden. bill: i think the last time we watched a ceremony going back a few months was the memorial service for neil armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon. it is always such an elegant day indoors. today is a great day to
, president obama plans to introduce legislation next week calling for the biggest changes to gun laws this country has seen in two decades. yesterday the president surrounded by children who wrote him letters after newtown urged congress to take action on a number of proposals including universal background checks for anyone buying a gun, restoring the ban on military-style assault weapons and limiting magazines to ten rounds, giving law enforcement additional tools to prosecute gun crimes and improving the mental health system for young people. >> so let's look at all of those items up there. richard wolffe, every one of them has overwhelming support of the american people. universal background checks. 85% of americans support that. restoring a ban on milita military-style assault weapons. that's a 60/40 proposition now. limiting magazines to ten rounds. almost 7 in 10 americans support that. additional tools for law enforcement. you know that's got to be an 80/20, 90/10 issue. the same with improving mental health services. i bring these numbers up only to say, once again, that my r
on the street." i'm john harwood. here in washington and around the country, we saw a different barack obama in yesterday's inaugural address. up with more assertive, determined to force his policy choices through the governmental system. he tried to prepare the ground for the coming fight over deficits and debt by refuting republican arguments and casting his own as consistent with the american tradition. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not zap our nation, they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> now, the president got hopeful news a few days ago when republicans blinked on the debt ceiling increase. but there is no guarantee that they're going to extend similar cooperation on other parts of the agenda. we have to see whether or not partisan warfare actually escalates later in the year or whether we have turned a corner and the president has found a different way of dealing with republicans that's more effective. >> fascinating weeken
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